Here are just a few of the benefits available to you if you register:
Access to historical map layers
Currently, we have integrated historical maps of Ireland (circa 1840) a layer that you can turn on or off on top of the normal mapping.
Access to historical boundary maps for the USA
Over the last two centuries, the states and counties of the USA have changed quite dramatically. Our USA Boundary maps show these changes in ten-year intervals from 1790 up to 2000. You can simply choose the decade you're interested in and see what state or county any specific place in the US was in at that time. See USA Boundaries for more information.
Life Maps functionalityA Life Map is a view of a number of related people or events connected together by lines on the map. They help you to see where family members moved or migrated around the world. See Life Maps for more information.
Network with other users
If you see some data made public by another user that interests you, you can use our secure messaging service to contact that user and ask them about it. See How do I send someone a message? for more information.
Removal of any advertising on screen
Once you've registered, you won't see any more annoying advertising on our site.